News Category: Ecology and biodiversity


Our local team in northern NSW

Our local team in northern NSW Meet our team in northern NSW At Niche, we are committed to delivering excellence to our clients. We do this by drawing on our consultants’ local experience and knowledge to provide superior specialist environmental and heritage services that have positive impacts on our client’ projects and the communities in…

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Lawrence Smith joins Niche management team

Niche Environment and Heritage is pleased to announce the appointment of Lawrence Smith as regional manager for NSW. Lawrence brings with him over 20 years’ experience in the management of professional service, engineering and consulting firms, including 10 years leading Coffey’s operations as regional general manager. At Niche, Lawrence will be responsible for business performance…

Knowledge, experience and enthusiasm

Niche is pleased to announce the recent appointment of three new consultants to our growing multidisciplinary team. Jane Austen joins the team in Queensland. Jane has 13 years’ experience in heritage management including Aboriginal and historic projects, and community consultation. She has recently worked within City of Gold Coast Council’s heritage unit and as a…

Niche sponsors NSW Coastal Conference 2018

Once again, Niche is proud to be a sponsor of the NSW Coastal Conference, taking place from 7 to 9 November 2018 in Merimbula. The event focusses on best practice in coastal management and brings together more than 200 delegates working within the fields of coastal and estuary management, research, education, service provision and policy.…

ecological assessment, solar farm, new energy, renewable energy, NSW

Project case study: Springdale Solar Farm

Project case study: Springdale Solar Farm Our consultants recently undertook an ecological assessment for a proposed 100 megawatt solar farm near Sutton NSW, close the ACT border. The State Significant Development involved the assessment of ecological values within the study area under the Biodiversity Assessment Methodology (BAM) and our assessment determined how the proposed solar…

Supporting plant conservation in Australia

Supporting plant conservation in Australia Niche Environment and Heritage is proud to support the Australian Network for Plant Conservation (ANPC). Niche has recently become a member of this not for profit organisation, which aims to promote and develop plant conservation in Australia. ANPC’s activities include training courses, publication of current research and plant conservation techniques…

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Niche grows ecology team in NSW

Niche grows ecological consulting team in NSW Evelyn Craigie has joined Niche Environment and Heritage as a senior ecologist, based at our head office in Sydney. Evelyn has over 14 years’ professional experience and is an accredited BAM assessor under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016. Her qualifications include a master’s degree in Environmental Management and…

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Project case study: Minnamurra boardwalk

Project case study: Minnamurra boardwalk Niche and Riparian Engineering were commissioned by Kiama Council to prepare a conceptual design of a 1.6km boardwalk from the southern part of Minnamurra River estuary adjacent to Riverside Drive to the northern road bridge. The boardwalk will improve pedestrian and cyclist access between Minnamurra and Kiama whilst achieving an…